Historical Archaeology in Wachovia: Excavating Eighteenth-Century Bethabara and Moravian Pottery (Paperback)Stanley South (author)
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Some of the most interesting of South's finds concern the confluence of two traditions of pottery and stoneware production. One of these is represented by forty pottery wheel-thrown types and forms made by the master German potter Gottfried Aust between 1755 and 1771, excavated from the ruin of his shop and kiln waster dump. Additional work at both Bethabara and Salem recovered the waster dumps of Aust's journeyman potter Rudolph Christ, who had also studied with the Staffordshire potter William Ellis. Christ's wares, which demonstrate both German and English influences, are discussed in detail.
Extensively documented and heavily illustrated with over 320 photographs, drawings, and maps, this volume - a classic example of the process of historical archaeology as demonstrated by one of its foremost practitioners in America - is a valuable resource for avocational archaeologists, particularly those living in the Southeast, as well as historical archaeologists, historians, ceramicists, ceramics collectors, students of colonial culture, and museologists.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 442
Weight: 876 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
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